Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Kitchener City Hall is home to Canada's original Festival of German Christmas. Come experience our traditional 4-day "Christkindl Market."
Entertainment Over 27 bands, choirs, and dance groups entertain you on the outdoor stage. There are also blacksmiths on the square.
History & Folklore You will be welcomed by the oldest and largest German community in Canada, and by folkloric Christmas characters like the Christkindl, her Angels, Knecht Ruprecht and Klaus the Organ Grinder. On Saturday, even the Haribo Bear (of gummie bear fame) makes a guest appearance.
Vendors Cute wooden huts and indoor booths boast over 70 vendors with traditional handmade Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers, wood carved toys and figurines, jewelry, clothing and, of course, delicious German food to eat here and take home.
Trains No visit is complete until you've seen the wonderous "G" Scale Garden Railway display by Jenny and Fred Aldred.